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Combat Southlake Child-Pedestrian Crashes with Safe Behaviors

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Pedestrian crashes suffered by children aged 5 to 14 are the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths. The rate of pedestrian crashes in this age group is so high because of their still developing cognitive ability and their size. Your Southlake personal injury attorney wants you to be educated on how to keep your children safe from harm.

Safe Behaviors for Your Children
  • Always look both ways before crossing the street. Teach your children this routine: look left, right, and left again. Keep looking both ways as you cross, and always walk – never run.
  • When you are walking on a sidewalk or a path along the street, you should walk facing oncoming traffic. If there are no sidewalks, walk as far to the left as possible.
  • Make sure your children recognize and understand traffic signals in their area.

Safe Behaviors for You
  • If your child is under the age of ten, walk across the street with him or her.
  • If the conditions are low-light or dark, have your child use a flashlight. You may also consider adding reflectors or retro-reflective material to your child’s clothes.
  • Provide boundaries regarding where your child plays. Do not allow him to play in unfenced yards, parking lots, driveways, or streets.

Your Southlake personal injury lawyer from The Hart Law Firm will support and represent you every step of the way if your child has been a victim of a Southlake pedestrian crash. We know the stress and trauma that occur when a child is harmed. Please call us for a free consultation at (800) 856-2347. Also, take advantage of our free book, Your Texas Personal Injury Case: Don’t Get Hammered, Strong-Armed, or Thrown to the Dogs.
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